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Why math if we don’t use it in everyday life?

February9

That’s a very good question and I am going to invite Kedar Marathe – who works at Tata Technologies in India – to answer it: “Look around the world in which you live. Almost everything that you experience and enjoy is possible because of Mathematics. 1. You drive a car. A car company uses CAD […]

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Game on! Why Math Matters

January26

“Math is not something we create … it is something we discover …” This quote is from “Game on! Why Math Matters” – a 55 minute video to inspire students to discover Mathematics. Filmed at the famous Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains near New York, the message to students is, “You often have to […]

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When will I ever use this Mathematics stuff???

February15

I was asked a very good question in class recently. “When will I ever use this Mathematics that I am doing?” one student asked me, and it was a genuine question, not an attempt to get out of classwork! My reply was something like this – “You probably never will use it – at least […]

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Using Math to predict the future…

October3

Predicting the future to make money – that’s what Ernie Chow does for an investment funds manager. His skill in developing differential equations to model future trends in the stock market, along with his ability to solve those same equations means he can predict the future. Or at least do it as well as science […]

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Maths Takes You Places

September22

There seems to be a “Careers in Math” theme running through the last few posts. This one is no different and takes a look at some specific careers that have taken paths shaped by (you guessed it) Mathematics! Click on the image below to find out more from http://mathsofplanetearth.org.au, hosted by The Australian Mathematical Sciences […]

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Brian Schmidt’s Mathematical Argument

September6

Brian Schmidt is a Nobel laureate and Australian National University professor. He delivered a compelling speech at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute forum in Canberra on Tuesday 7 February. Here are some of the main points he raised; “Everyone in Australia – and I mean everyone – needs to be mathematically literate, or numerate as […]

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The hottest new Math job – Data Scientists

August11

“Mr. Chris Farrell is a 28 year-old data scientist, a job title that barely existed three years ago but since has become one of the hottest corners of the high-tech labor market. Retailers, banks, heavy-equipment makers and matchmakers all want specialists to extract and interpret the explosion of data from Internet clicks, machines and smartphones, […]

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Math Jobs Pay Well

May21

Seen recently by H3 were these specific jobs in Mathematics, which goes to show that doing well in this subject can lead to some well paid jobs. These two are in education:

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Predicting Ice Melt with Math

March11

How can Mathematics help us understand the melting of our polar ice. This video from live science looks at the use of Mathematics as a practical tool to do this. Core samples help scientists develop powerful formulae for calculating changes in our important ice caps. This video shows the importance of quantifying our understanding of […]

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Will Mathematics Make You Richer?

November5

“Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. The study shows that advancing past Algebra II correlates strongly with finishing high school, graduating from college, and thriving in the workforce. Here’s the simplified result, with “low-math” students to […]

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